The brutal homicide in a McDonald’s diner in Zhaoyuan, Shandong, on May 28, 2014 of a salesgirl in a nearby clothing store called Wu Shuoyan (1977–2014), who had refused to give her phone number to visiting “missionaries.” The crime plays a key role in the Chinese rhetoric against the xie jiao, and was attributed by the CCP to The Church of Almighty God. Scholarly studies of the documents of the trial, however, proved that the murder was in fact perpetrated by a different religious movement, which had no connections with The Church of Almighty God.
A Popular Tibetan Buddhist Palace Demolished in Hebei
The Tushita Palace in the ancient Lingyan Temple was destroyed in November last year, after months of rectifications ordered by the local authorities.
Ama Adhe, Tibetan Hero, Dies at 88
She organized an underground network of women fighting for human rights and freedom, and was tortured for 27 years in the CCP jails.
Buddhist Books Further Purged from Temples and Libraries
The CCP continues its nationwide drive to clear out all unauthorized or foreign-published Buddhist materials, burning and otherwise destroying them.
Patriotic Activities Mandated to Reopen Religious Venues
Places of worship must prove loyalty to the CCP before opening their doors after the coronavirus lockdown. Flag-raising ceremonies are obligatory.